Have you ever come face to face with a huge great white shark? I bet you haven’t! In the short story, The Truth about Sharks by Joan Bauer. Beth is falsely accused for stealing a pair of jeans when she was really just trying to find an outfit for her Uncle Al’s birthday party.She starts as a nervous girl trying to prove herself innocent. However, in the end, Beth stands up for her rights and demands an apology from the security guard and the owner of the store. In addition, an examination of Beth, In “The Truth About Sharks” by Joan Bauer, reveals to stand up for what is right. In the beginning of the story, Beth is an innocent girl merely trying to buy a pair of jeans who didn’t propose to get into trouble. She just wanted to get her outfit and go home. On page 35, the text explicitly states, “I tried the fifth. Not bad. I turned in front of the mirror. Not perfect, but doable. And with my beaded vest these could be downright smashing.” This statement expresses Beth’s innocence. Beth was very easygoing about getting her jeans and the last thing she wanted or imagined was getting in the position she was in; being falsely accused. Joan Bauer wrote, “They look nice on you. They do don’t they? I smiled at the beckoning sale right over a rack of pants right by the elevator that I had not seen before” (36). This reinforces how Beth was just …show more content…
Towards the beginning of the short story, Beth seemed to be an innocent girl. As the story progressed, Beth became a very nervous girl. Nevertheless, the short story came to a close, Beth became a very confident woman. Beth’s actions relate to many important people in history. Rosa Parks. Malcolm X. Dr. martin Luther King Jr. All of these people stood up for their rights just as Beth did. So, “If you’re swimming in the ocean and a shark comes at you to attack, hit him in the nose” and stand up for what you believe
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Most people only recognise the “popular” black leaders like Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. However, many other black leaders impacted society as well. The first-ever female African American judge, Jane Matilda Bolin, defended justice and equality during the Civil Rights Movement. She served New York’s Family Court for about 4 decades, helping children and women of color to gain their “necessary public funds.”
Sammy tells things as he sees them, although his perspective on things may be different than others of his time because he is willing to think and act differently than others in his town. Sammy explains his encounter, “The girls, and who'd blame them, are in a hurry to get out, so I say ‘I quit’ to Lengel…” (7). Because of the girls outfit choice of “nothing but bathing suits” (5), they would more than likely be shunned from the rest of Sammys community; however, Sammy being the young man he is sticks up for them revealing an important characteristic of his personality as well as incorporating a theme of breaking out of uniformity. Through this first person narrator, one can learn that Sammy is unreliable. Since Sammy is a 19 year old boy one must examine his opinions and thoughts rather than taking them as they are stated.
The people involved in the civil rights movement fought for their beliefs in social justice and equality for all, regardless of race. Martin Luther King Jr. preached about nonviolence resistance against those who opposed the movement and pleaded for equality among blacks and whites. Another figure, Rosa Parks, fought for her right by refusing to give up her seat for a white person. However, Malcolm X, a black figure in the civil rights movement, was a minister who spoke for the blacks and believed in violence unlike King. Even though Malcolm X was seen as one of the most important leader for the blacks in the civil rights movement, his methods and ideas were considered unjust by turning the hatred towards the white society and labeling the whites as “the devil.”
When we visit groceries, we pay attention to our groceries because we don 't encounter awkward situations where the females wear clothing which would distract us from our groceries. Our normal task in the grocery would be to walk in and buy our necessary goods and leave. The story A and P by John Updike focuses on a grocery shop where three female characters walk in wearing their bathing suit and catches the worker’s attention including the manager. Sammy, a employee in the grocery store observes the females and shows his interest towards the girls. This story is taking place in small town where people know each other and often judge each other on their appearance and their personality.
Rosa Parks and Ruby Bridges were two important figures in relation to civil rights because they stood up for what they believed in. In the story, “Personal Photos and Letters Show the True Rosa Parks” they stated that she wouldn’t give up her seat to a white man because she didn’t think that it was fair. She refused and got arrested for doing something that she believed in. Also in the article, “Civil Rights Activist: Ruby Bridges” they stated that when Ruby was 6 years old she was the first African-American to attend a white Southern elementary school. She was isolated at her school because of the color of her skin.
The grocery store was not that busy, informed in the story that “The stores pretty empty, it being Thursday afternoon, so there was nothing much to do except lean on the register and wait for the girls to show up again” (Updike 475). Sammy did not miss the opportunity to keep his eyes on the girls, especially since he was instantly interested in Queenie who was introduced to us as the leader among the girls. Each of the girls was different and had bathing suits on. Sammy was very descriptive about each bathing suit; he included many details. Queenie “had on a kind of dirty-pink beige maybe, I don’t know bathing suit with a little nubble all over it and, what got me, the straps were down, they were off the shoulders looped loose around the cool tops of her arms, and I guess"(Updike 473).
Imagine a life where everything seems to revolve around one important element. And just as everything seems to be going well, it all changes within a matter of seconds. In the novel Shark Girl by Kelly Bingham, the protagonist, Jane Arrowood, had to experience this. She had a strong passion for drawing, but she was required to have her dominant arm amputated because of a shark attack. As she recovered slowly in the hospital, she showed her true inner strength when she learned to draw and write with her other hand.
The black community stood their ground, public figures like Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks fought for equality and made a difference. Unfortunately, some of these historical figures did not receive the attention they deserved. Enter Claudette Colvin,
Albert Einstein once assured, “If I were to remain silent, I’d be guilty of complicity” Never remain silent, never become guilty of something you have never done. In effect, this shows how you have to stand up taller when knocked down. Become yourself and feel the power you can demand. Joan Bauer’s realistic fiction novel, The Truth About Sharks, introduces us to such a character. The protagonist, Beth needed an outfit for a party later that evening.
You go into a store to get some chips or a Coca-Cola, soon, thereafter you walk to the back of the store, where the candy section is. As you walk and grab some potato chips, the cashier yells “Hey put that back!” You wonder to yourself, “am I allowed to buy this or does he not want me to?” You go up to the counter and before he explains what happened, and why he yells, he tells you to put your hands up and don't go anywhere. You sit there for a while looking like you're reaching for something on a top shelf, a man with a uniform and badge comes walking in through the front door.
“No man knows the value of innocence and integrity but he who has lost them.” This compelling quote from William Godwin shows the importance of integrity, guilt, and most importantly, innocence. Innocence, is the exact opposite of guilt, wrong, sin, and disgrace. Joan Bauer is the author of the extraordinary short story, “The Truth About Sharks.” This realistic fiction short story has a shocking ending where the main protagonist, Beth changes her point of view about guilt and innocence.
In the short story ''Barbie Q,'' Sandra Cisneros portrays that Barbie dolls can impact girl's lives as they grow up, and influence the way they act and perceive themselves. These girls grow up in a poor family environment considering that they acquired the rest of the dolls in a toys sale after a store burned down. In ‘‘Barbie Q,’’what is the thematic significance of the damaged dolls after the fire? The girl’s enthusiasm to get the new dolls -when they said that they prefer to receive new doll’s clothes- suggests that the meaning of these Barbie dolls is more than just a new toy.
Some people believe that being well known or having a position of power is the only way to effectively communicate your beliefs, but the story of Rosa Parks will prove those people wrong time and time again. Her famous act of defiance is remembered as an extremely influential piece of the civil rights movement. Refusing to move out of a bus seat may not be seen like the most heroic thing a person could do, but it made all the difference in earning African American citizens their rights. Born on February 4th, 1913 in Tuskegee Alabama, Rosa Parks was surrounded by hate and violence toward African Americans as she grew. As a child, she lived on her grandparents’ farm outside of town.
“Each person must live their life as a model for others”. This quote was said by Rosa Parks, she was a great role model for many people. Although all Rosa Parks did was just refuse to give up her seat, that made a huge impact in the world during that time. She is mainly known for what occurred on December 1, 1955 which was that she refused to give up her seat on the bus in Montgomery, Alabama. After that passed, civil rights movement began.
How differrent about two kind of large tropical shark,the whale shark and the tiger shark? First of all, the whale shark is light blue and has dots on its body whereas the tiger shark is dark blue and has a stripe pattern on its body. The whale shark has legth 10 metres and weight 9 tonnes whereas the tiger shark has length 4 metres and weight 500 kilograms. So,the whale shark is bigger and heavier than the tiger shark.